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Game play centers on apprehending criminals and rescuing innocent civilians. However, there is little or no penalty for speeding or crashing, as long as the race objectives are met.
Violence & Scariness
Expect car crashes, fire, and explosions. Apprehending criminals involves ramming their car repeatedly until they pull over. No pedestrians are harmed.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that this game involves reckless driving and car crashes. Its focus is on action, not on strategy. It should be easy for younger players to understand and play. While it may be exciting enough to capture an older teenager's attention, it probably won't hold it for very long.
Is It Any Good?
Players control the vehicles with the Wii remote held horizontally, turning it left and right like a steering wheel. The controls are overly sensitive, and the slightest movement can send some vehicles careening into a wall. Alternately, the Wii steering wheel accessory can be used, but this only makes the remote easier to hold -- it doesn't make controlling the vehicle any less fiddly.
As Wii games go, Emergency Heroes is generally good-looking, with bright, attractive graphics. The game play is heavy on arcade-style driving action, and doesn't require much thinking. Those looking for some mindless thrills without much else to do, may find this an acceptable diversion for awhile. Those looking for a great racing game will not find it here.
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